Boss pleased after striker gets off the mark for the season with first headed goal for the club
Steve Davis is hoping Vadaine Oliver’s first headed goal for the club will prove the catalyst for a few more this season. The former Sheffield Wednesday and Lincoln City striker headed home a superb cross from Matt Tootle to put the Railwaymen 2-0 up against Port Vale at the weekend and Davis was pleased that Oliver showed his capabilities in the air.
Steve told the club’s official web-site: “We were positive and went with the big ones up front and they were a real handful. I didn’t think Port Vale could deal with their power, especially in the first half.
“I thought that the extra physical presence and their ability in the air would trouble them and so it proved.
“When we signed Vadaine he had a record of scoring goals with his head. He hasn’t really shown that here but he did on Saturday. It was a terrific far post header from him and having him and Marcus (Haber) up there allowed us to get the balls into the box.
“They were a threat and they did what we wanted them to do. Tootle’s deliveries were fantastic all afternoon. They caused them all sorts of problems and both of our goals came from his crosses.
“The two front lads were dead on their feet and I had to take them off. They had run themselves into the ground and Marcus has been away for 11 days with Canada. I would have preferred to have kept them on for longer but we had to change it and I tried to get Brad (Inman) to offer us some pace and run in behind.”